Pregnancy in perinatally HIV-infected adolescents

Amy B. Levine, Erika Aaron, Jill Foster

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Background: Long-term survival of patients with congenital human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has resulted in a growing cohort of perinatally infected adolescents and young adults who are sexually active and becoming pregnant. Cases: Two cases are presented to report our management of pregnancies resulting from unprotected sexual practices in perinatally HIV-infected adolescents who were HIV serodiscordant. An integrated approach, involving the specialties of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and infectious disease, along with social services, was used to provide comprehensive care to these patients. Conclusion: There is a need to address reproductive health issues, especially risky sexual behaviors, in adolescents who are HIV infected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-768
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescence
  • Perinatal HIV infection
  • Pregnancy


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